Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) officials intend to forge ahead with their Rebuilding Stronger plan . . . even after the Board of School Commissioners of the City of Indianapolis voted to delay a new operating referendum after pushback from prominent Indianapolis organizations. “I refuse to ask any student to wait any longer than necessary for algebra 1 or computer science or art or music,” IPS Superintendent Aleesia Johnson said. “I refuse to keep sending students to schools in buildings that are so overdue for upgrades. And I refuse to lose the genius and talent of any more of our students to neighboring districts or schools while we wait to make ours excellent.” The school district still has until 2026 before its current operating referendum expires.